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SXSW '12 Preview: Doc "Wildness" Portrait of Historic L.A. Bar of Latin/LGBT Immigrant Communities

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 7, 2012 8:48 PM
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Directed by L.A. performer and filmmaker Wu Tsang, the documentary Wildness will premiere this weekend at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin. Wildness revolves around the nightly performers and entertainment of Silver Bar in L.A., patronized by the Latin/LGBT communities since 1963. The 75-min doc screened at MOMA in NYC last month.

Ice Cube Talks NWA Biopic: "Further Along Than 'Friday' Sequel; Script Done; Searching For Director" + More

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2012 6:18 PM
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It's been about 2 years since I first learned of an NWA biopic being in development; it is happening, if you weren't already aware. And based on Sway's interview with Ice Cube (who's apparently spearheading the project) below, it's just a matter of when; or as he states, it's one of his pet projects that he'd like to see realized in the next year or two.

"The Boondocks" Might Be Coming Back To Television

  • By Sergio
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  • March 7, 2012 6:10 PM
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They must have heard you missed them, so they might be coming back.

Preview Drama "Four Of Hearts" (Couple Tries To Rekindle Relationship By Having 1-Night Stand w/ Another Couple)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2012 5:41 PM
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Teaser trailer for an upcoming feature drama titled Four Of Hearts from writer/director Eric Haywood which is expected to make its debut on the film festival circuit later this year.

Spike Lee Pays Wesley Snipes A Visit In Prison; Conversation Includes Collaborating On A Project

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2012 4:04 PM
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I missed these Spike Lee tweets yesterday... better late than never. Read on...

Jennifer Beals To Star In "The Lord of Vinyl" (Definitive Film For This Generation Of Jazz Lovers)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2012 2:51 PM
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Jennifer Beals will star and produce the indie jazz film The Lord of Vinyl - the directorial debut of Dennis Bartok, who also wrote the script.

TFF 2012 Preview - "War Witch" (Rebels, Pregnant Child Soldiers & Mysticism In The Congo)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2012 2:34 PM
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Timely, as one short documentary that spreads the word about Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony and his burtal child soldiers campaign goes viral today...

And The Winner Of Round 3 Of The Inaugural Shadow & Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase Is...?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2012 1:25 PM
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Watch Part 1 Of Philippe Niang's "Toussaint L'Ouverture" Film Starring Jimmy Jean-Louis Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2012 1:11 PM
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It's the non-subtitled version though, so only our French speakers will be able to fully appreciate it.
More: Watch Now

Watch Trailer For Tina Mabry's ITVS Futurestates Project "Crossover" As New Season Soon Begins

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 7, 2012 12:45 PM
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I had no idea Tina Mabry was making a Futurestates project; Nice Ms Mabry!

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